Arizona Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr. lies on the field after getting injured while scoring against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 25, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Diamondbacks Rf Steven Souza Jr. Injures Left Knee

March 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee when he slipped on home plate while scoring a run during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox.

Souza's plastic cleats skidded across the plate as he scored from second base in the fourth inning Monday night, and he immediately fell to the ground holding his leg. Souza put no pressure on his left leg while being helped off the field by two Arizona trainers. He was scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday, the team said.

Souza missed two months last season with a torn right pectoral muscle. He hit .220 with five homers and 29 RBIs in 72 games for the Diamondbacks.


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